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08 July 2014 @ 01:32 pm
I haven't really kept up with doings on the Pottermore site, but I read that J.K. Rowling had writtena new  snippet about Dumbledore's Army at the Quidditch World Cup ( www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/j-k-rowling-writes-new-harry-potter-story-fans-rejoice ) and hopped over to take a look.

Except for the for the minor mistake regarding the name of Hermione's partner (and we all know Rita has trouble keeping her facts straight) it is a funny, catty slice of Potterdom, with hints of more to come.
22 July 2013 @ 04:53 pm

Your result for The Remarkably Thorough Harry Potter Character Test...

Severus Snape

"The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible."

You are Severus Snape, the Potions Master and eventual Headmaster of Hogwarts. Professor Snape is cold, calm, and calculating. He prefers to roam the world alone and unloved, for the only woman he ever loved married another. His bitterness stems from Lily’s rejection, and the fact that he couldn’t save her from Voldemort adds to his endless grief. Not to mention she married his worst enemy - talk about a slap in the face! As a spy, he is the ultimate dark protagonist, much like Batman or Beatrix Kiddo. It is impossible to deduce what he is feeling or thinking because he rarely ever reacts to situations. You are similar to Snape in the sense that you are both angry individuals. You tend to hide from people rather than embrace them in friendship, and you do not tolerate being talked down to or belittled. What people don’t know, however, is that you are merely wearing a mask. The hard shell that surrounds you is there only to cover the anguish you feel on a day-to-day basis. Secretly, you are a lover, but the pain of life has condemned you to a cynical perspective. I suggest that you take a long hard look at what's really bothering you, and do whatever you can to heal yourself. Whether that means taking a vacation, going skydiving, playing video games, calling up some friends to go see a movie, it's up to you. Do what makes you happy, and don't let the world get you down!

In short, you are more:
Cautious than impulsive

Mature than immature

Arrogant than modest

Normal than weird

Introverted than extroverted

Your polar opposites are Fred and George Weasley.

Take The Remarkably Thorough Harry Potter Character Test at HelloQuizzy

Now, if only my hair looked as good as this Snapey-poo's.  He's quite flourishing and billowy.

  Strange Wizarding names or eczema?  Can you tell the difference?

05 November 2012 @ 05:42 pm

Finally turned my very overdue Exchange fic. Whew! Many thanks to karelia who did a last minute beta for me. Time for a celebration that includes an adult beverage.

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22 July 2012 @ 01:03 pm
I wonder if Rod Stewart is still singing, Tonight's the Night, during live concerts?  'Cuz given that he's probably a grandfather, I'd find that  bit creepy. 

Which is why the Snape and Hermione I imagine as I write SSHG are never Rickman and Watson.  Rickman was already 16 years older than book-Snape when the first film premiered--and he didn't get any younger (sorry Alan). 
16 July 2012 @ 08:47 pm
Originally posted by bambu345 at The shaming room
Originally posted by firefly124 at The shaming room
Originally posted by [personal profile] kikibug13 at The shaming room
Originally posted by [profile] bajoransmurf at Please take a seat in the shaming room...
Originally posted by [personal profile] denorios at Please take a seat in the shaming room...
Since a number of US newspapers have refused to republish the latest Doonesbury cartoon strip which highlights the way Republicans are attempting to undermine a woman's right to choose, I feel it's important to make sure the message still gets across.

The shaming room awaits.

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20 May 2012 @ 07:42 am
 I signed up to participate in the SSHG Exchange.  My prompts are here.  I'm bonkers for doing this, but I'm in good company. 

Anyone wanting to know the styles I like should check out my fics lists at My Delicious or at my Google page (links in the sidebar).  

Let the madness begin.

I'm looking for a beta.  The person who agreed to do it for the last exchange disappeared before the story was written and I had to resort to begging family.  Family who think I'm nuts for fanfic-ing and for this pairing in particular.
27 November 2011 @ 10:03 pm
My exchange_bingo gift came today!  It is the wonderfully, whimsical "Mind the Dirigible Plum" garden stake created by the very talented juniperus.  I love it!  Unfortunately, dirigible plums are out of season right now, but look at how nicely it pairs with my crown of thorns (which could resemble a dirigible plum if you squint very hard).  Many thanks to juniperus.  

02 November 2011 @ 01:14 pm
My SSHG Exchange gift posted!

The mystery author chose my favorite prompt: The New Arthur Weasley? Middle-aged Severus is obsessed with a new hobby and it's driving wife/girlfriend Hermione crazy. Is he a motorhead? A woodworker? Crafting origami? Bonsai?

The story is full of obsessed-Severus focus and drive and lots of imagination and quirky humor.  It's delicious.

I am pleased to direct you to Not Your Average Wizard's Kitchen by she-who-shall-not-be-named-yet AKA Temporarily Disillusioned.

14 September 2011 @ 05:05 pm
Here are pictures of my offering for the Summer 2011 SSHG_Exchange Bingo:
 This is a picture of the original scarf as it appears in Alison Hansel's Charmed Knits.

This is my version.  It's a WIP because I ran out of yarn and am waiting for the store to get more.  Yarns are Knit One, Crochet Too Fringe and Crystal Palace Splash (polyester/rayon handwash or dry clean).

  A close up of the phoenix feathers.

The finished feathers!  (A little out of focus).

Finished feathers

  If you prefer your Phoenixes (Phoenixi?) Tayet-colored I'm happy to craft one for you.